Nov 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
editorial report" i'm paul gigot. an apology from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius who acknowledged before congress this week that the rollout of president obama's affordable care actdebacle. but despite the website woes and growing outrage over millions of dropped policies, president obama says it's full steam ahead. >> yes, this is hard. the health care system is a big system. and it's complicated. and if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder to do in all 50 states. we are just going to keep on working at it. we're going to grind it out. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" assistant editorial page editor frams freeman. editorial board member joe rago and senior economics writer. what do we learn from kathleen sebelius' appearance this week? >> not very much. i think she indicated that the website and sort of the larger architecture of the system are in much deeper trouble than we thought. hhs is not even getting accurate enrollment data -- >> we don't even know how many people have signed up. >> no, hhs doesn't know itself. >> they don'
Nov 24, 2013 12:00pm PST
to get obama care up and running. kathleen sebelius saying it is a work of constant improvement. how in the world will supporters of obama care defend the new laws as the deadline comes and goes and as those policy cancellations keep rolling in? particularly as they head home and mingle with a lot of unhappy constituents during the thanksgiving and christmas holidays something republican senator marco rubio says may be a game changer. >> it has to be refield. how long will it take for democrats to realize and cooperate? so far i think at the upper echelons of the democratic party they're being stubborn bit. my prediction, check back in eight week. >> joining the panel "wall street journal" columnist dan headinger and james freeman. dan, quite a sight. when lawmakers go home, i'm thinking back to 2010 and those tea party town halls. are we going to see a redo of that? >> i think we probably will, david, but the people there will not be members of the tea party, just be average americans and they're going to come in and be very upset about the stories that they have heard of people hav
Nov 2, 2013 11:00am PDT
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius who acknowledged the rollout of the affordable care act was, in fact, a debacle. despite the website woes and growing outrage over millions of dropped policies, president obama says it's full steam ahead. >> yes, this is hard. because the health care system's a big system. and it's complicated. and if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder to do it in all 50 states. we are just going to keep working at it. we're going to grind it up. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" assistant editorial panel editor james freeman. editorial board member joe raggio and economics writer joe moore. what have we learned from sebelius' appearance this week? >> not very much. she indicated the website and the larger architecture of the system are in much deeper trouble than we thought. hp hh. hhs is not even getting accurate enrollment data. >> they don't know either. >> right, it's think that's why they haven't been saying. >> we don't know when it will be fixed. they said the end of november but there's no guarantee. >> they didn't
Nov 9, 2013 11:00am PST
.gov should be shut down until it's fixed and made that proposal to kathleen sebelius this week. >> you've indicated that delays health care for a lot of people. and i appreciate that, but if you want more time, why not just get it done right? >> and this week, 16 democratic senators met with the president at the white house to express their concerns about the health care glitches. 12 of those senators voted for the affordable care act in 2010 and face re-election next year. dan lettinger. editorial board member joe rego and washington columnist kim straso. this is not a president who apologizes for much. recently, he just said we're going to grind it out. i think that's a direct quote. we're going to grind it out on obama care. why the switch on the apology? >> i think after what are he's been through with obama care the last two weeks and that meeting with the 15 senators, he had to stop the political bleeding on this problem. he had to do something. so he's apologized tore the american people. problems remain that are going to be very difficult to reverse. first of all -- >> do you t